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Music Therapy, Lessons & Classes, Smile Concerts, Respite Days and More!

Our Mission of Smiles, History and Impact!

 Donate, Volunteer and Upcoming Events!

Smile Concert Series!

Tune-in to the KEYS Program facebook page each Monday night at 7pm to enjoy a LIVE concert by our amazing line up of featured artists from across the country! 


Each concert celebrates and honors one of our KEYS kids and their family!

Don't worry if you miss it! All of the concerts are saved on our KEYS Kids Network page for pediatric cancer patients, their families and the community to enjoy all year long!

The BEST part? 

We can share smiles with our KEYS kids whether they are tuning-in from home, while in treatment

or the hospital!

Now that makes us smile!

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"Backstage" Meet 'n Greet for the KEYS Kids!

Before each concert, we host a private Meet 'n Greet via zoom for the KEYS kids and their families who we are celebrating! 

The kids LOVE meeting the artists who are performing for them...and the artists LOVE meeting the kiddos too!

It makes the Smile Concert even more special. magical and smile-filled for everyone!

Smiles for Jake
Featuring Terry Mojo Johnson!

Upcoming Concert!

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Smiles for Erika concert
Featuring SIRSY
Dec 20th!

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Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Week!

February 14th Through February 20th!


Our Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Week is a time when you can create BIG smiles by wearing the KEYS heart on your sleeve in support of kids battling cancer, kids who have been impacted by cancer and a friend or loved one you know who has battled cancer.

Each sticker is just $2.50 and has room for you to write in the name of a friend or loved one that you want to honor!


*** Be sure to take a photo of you or your group wearing your hearts together and email it to info@thekeysprogram.org so we can share it with our KEYS families near and far! Their hearts will be so full knowing YOU are thinking of them! Be sure to post your photos on social media too and tag @thekeysprorgam.org! ***


Net proceeds enable us to deliver music, hope and smiles to kids impacted by cancer all year long and all at no cost to the families we serve! ♥


After all… it’s all about the smiles!

 Wear Your Heart
on Your Sleeve 2021!

BIG thank you to all who wore their hearts on their sleeves for our KEYS kids and those loved ones who have battled cancer!

Hearts were worn in 14 states and 6 countries this year, including: New York...Florida...Colorado...New Hampshire...Virginia...Texas...Kentucky...Pennsylvania... NorthCarolina...California...Illinois...Indiana...New Jersey...Massachusetts...Denmark...Germany...Belgium... South Korea...Greece...and Canada!

Now that's a lot of hearts...and a lot of smiles...

1,904 hearts and smiles in all!

After all...it's all about the smiles!

SIRSY Rocks!
Special Concert to Benefit KEYS & Celebrating KEYS Kid Erika raises over $2,740 for KEYS !

SIRSY rocked' the house and created BIG smiles at our Smiles for Erika concert Monday, Dec 20th at 7pm!


The concert was streamed LIVE on Facebook  and YouTube! If you missed it----have no fear! You can enjoy it here !

The concert was free and donations to KEYS were accepted throughout the concert to benefit the KEYS Program!  Thanks to our amazing fans--- over $2,740 was raised for KEYS! Now that's a lot of smiles!

Mel and Rich from the amazing band SIRSY know what the cancer battle is like. Lead singer & drummer Melanie is a 2 time breast cancer survivor and is passionate about support others going through the journey. They have been long smile creators here at the KEYS Program, sharing their music, love and talents to bring BIG smiles to our KEYS kiddos!


After all...it's all about the smiles!

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We are thrilled to partner with Stad's Crabfest to deliver music hope and smiles to kiddos battling cancer & their siblings in New Jersey this year!

Stad's Crabfest is a New Jersey nonprofit organization that is devoted to enhancing the quality of life of those affected by cancer, focusing on the journey from Diagnosis through resolution.

 Stad's Crabfest has awarded a $5,000 grant to the KEYS Program's Music Therapy Outreach Program to provide ukuleles to children battling cancer and their siblings to use in music therapy sessions or to jam along with during our concerts!

BIG thanks to the wonderful folks at Stad's Crabfest for partnering with us to deliver music, ukuleles and BIG smiles to our KEYS kids this year!

Be sure to check out Stad's Crabfest at www.stadscrabfest.org!

Stad's Crabfest helping to deliver smiles to New Jersey KEYS kiddos!

Florida Virtual School Students Creating Videos...and smiles...for our KEYS Kids!

KEYS is so excited to have students at the Florida Virtual School creating videos for KEYS Kids Network for pediatric patients across the US to enjoy!

"Zachary, a senior at Florida Virtual Schools (FLVS) reached out to me to see if he could volunteer his time to bring smiles to our KEYS kids. Since we are virtual, he suggested that he, and his classmates, could create videos sharing their talents." said Colleen Bennett, KEYS Executive Director/Founder. "We just love having teens giving their hearts to bring smiles to our KEYS kids and are SO excited to partner with them!"

Students will be sharing their talents to bring BIG smiles to our KEYS kids.  We will be adding more videos in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, check out this video of Zachary teaching the kiddos some really amazing yo-yo tricks!

Thank you so much for all you do Zachary and everyone at FLVS!


The KEYS Program
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The KEYS Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that delivers music, hope and smiles to children impacted by cancer and serious illnesses.


For 27 years, KEYS has been sharing the combined power of music and joy of motorsports to improve the quality of life of children facing incredible health challenges, while creating memorable moments for their family!

And all at no cost to the families we serve. 

Email: info@thekeysprogram.org

Phone: 315-363-6446

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KEYS has received GuideStar's platinum seal for transparency, the highest level, for nonprofits!

Big thanks to our major donors who make smiles possible all year!